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On Hitched.co.uk since 2017

Last update: July 2024

Hello there! I'm James, the heart and soul behind 1st Class Wedding Photography & Videography, nestled in the charming town of Wellingborough, Northamptonshire. I've turned my passion for capturing love stories into a full-time celebration, specializing in creating breathtaking wedding photography and films.

I'm all about crafting those unforgettable experiences for couples on their special day, making sure it's all about the love and laughter, without feeling like I'm taking over. Think of me as a ninja photographer - I blend into the background, capturing all those candid, heartfelt moments without you even knowing I'm there!

On your big day, I'll be there with a smile, ready to make you feel at ease in front of the camera. I'm all about capturing the real, authentic moments that paint the perfect picture of your love story. When you look back at your wedding gallery, you'll find a collection of memories that are genuinely yours, each telling a piece of your unique journey.

So, what's on the menu? Well, if you're looking to enjoy your day without the fuss of a camera squad following your every move, I'm your guy! Here's a taste of what I offer:

  • Photography that captures the essence of your day
  • Videography that tells your story
  • Content creation to keep those memories fresh

I'm based in Northamptonshire, but my camera and I love a good road trip! I cover a whole host of areas including Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Leicestershire, and Rutland. And hey, if your special day is a bit further afield, just give me a shout. I'm all about making it work, with just a sensible mileage charge to consider.

So, if you're looking for a photographer or videographer who's all about capturing your day your way, look no further! Let's make some magic together. Reach out, and let's chat about how we can make your wedding day unforgettable!

Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Photography
Video
Pre wedding
Post wedding
Albums
Mini albums
Digital album
High resolution photos
Photo booth

What does the wedding package include?

Digital supply of all edited images. Online gallery for guests to download images free of charge after the wedding Online print ordering

How far in advance should I contact you?

As far in advance as possible, I typically get booked over 1 year in advance

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?

No

Can you travel?

Yes, northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Leicestershire, Rutland

What is the charge for travelling?

I cover a 50 mile radius of Northamptonshire as standard. For other locations i charge a mileage charge of £1 per mile after the first 50 miles

What style of photos do you take?

Traditional
Artistic
Photo journalism
Other

What kind of technology do you use?

Digital

Do you use a specific technique or innovative approach?

I am a modern, relaxed and natural documentary style photographer who does not want to take over your wedding day

What kind of equipment do you use?

Sony professional

Do you offer any tool to display the photos online?

Yes, online Gallery

What's the delivery time for a photographic report?

2 months

Do you send all the photos taken?

No

Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals?

Alone

In case of unforeseen circumstances, do you have a replacement photographer?

Yes

Do you have the rights to publish the wedding photos?

Yes

Do you charge per hour or per event?

Per event

If needed, would you be able to work extra hours?

Yes

How do you charge extra time?

Hourly if required

What are the forms of payment?

Bank Transfer, credit/debit card (online payment system)/

How do you work?

Documentary style with family and couple portraits

Served in

Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire

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Do you have any questions?

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Reviews for 1st Class Wedding Photographer

4.9 out of 5 rating
Hitched Wedding Awards 2024 Winner
4.9 out of 5 rating
19 reviews
98% recommend it
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    4.8 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
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  • Value for money
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    4.9 out of 5 rating
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Alice Sent on 04/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Funny and relaxed photography

On the day, James was laid back and accommodating to our photography requests. He was also fantastic with family members who wanted to take photos to capture the day, including my mum in moments and being kind and funny whilst doing so. James understood that as a couple we weren't romantic, and tailored our experience and photographs to be funny and candid, instead of posed. A few days after the wedding, James sent us a selection of photos which we loved too.
Lauren
Mrs L. Sent on 06/07/2024
5 out of 5 rating

The Most Incredible Photographer

We had the pleasure of having James come and see capture our wedding day on 11/06/2024. Our photos came back quickly and they were absolutely incredible, even more so that we ever imagined. James was very professional yet extremely welcoming and friendly. All our guests have commented how nice he was and how a lot of the time they didn’t know he was there (in a very good way) we felt very relaxed when taking our posed photos and felt at ease with James when we had our couple shots. Thank you so much James, you really captured the fun and the love of our special day x
Samara
Samara D. Sent on 02/06/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing photographer and videographer

James was amazing at our wedding and everyone loved him. We just got a photos and wedding videos back and they’re absolutely amazing. We’re so happy with them and we can always look back at the beautiful pictures and videos he took of us and be so happy. Would definitely recommend
Mr Anthony
Mr Anthony D. Sent on 21/05/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Incredibly impressive final production and quality of service from start to end

From the very beginning James delivered a highly professional service that made sure every detail counted.

Sarah and I have watched all the videos several times and we are completely over the moon and we felt like we just relived the entire day.

Absolutely superb editing and direction, James crafted something incredibly special for us. We can’t thank him enough.
Lucy
Lucy S. Sent on 13/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing wedding photographer

James was brilliant. He worked to tight timelines, was really professional and the photos came out great with an impressive turnaround time. Would definitely recommend!
Roisin
Roisin M. Sent on 15/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Our wedding day 2023

Excellent service from the moment we booked- James was amazing on our big day, everything was done in a relaxed manner, plenty of posed pictures but lots of casual ones too. We literally relived our day through our photos. Bonus we also got the hoof box Photo Booth- this went down so well with our guests. Nothing was too much for James, he captured or day better than we ever imagined.
George
George Sent on 20/04/2022
3.6 out of 5 rating

Nice set up. Lots of good props.

Minimal communication initially but efficient service. The rustic camera looked good. Needed to be added to with our flower arch. Nice touch to do the guest book so people could leave messages.
Tricia
Tricia S. Sent on 22/05/2019
5 out of 5 rating

More than we could have imagined

Our wedding day was 26th April 2019 and we were very lucky to have James and Emma photograph our wedding. We first met James at a wedding fair held at our venue, he was very professional and helpful, we looked through his work and was able to ask questions, we never felt rushed even though there were quite a few other couples waiting to speak with him, we left our details and he contacted us within a couple of days and we arranged an appt to discuss our needs, he was very thorough and we booked him. Fast forward to the day itself and we couldn't be more happy, James arrived at our hotel for bride prep and Emma at our home for groom prep, Emma was especially brilliant with our little boy and James was fantastic at the hotel, I was able to get ready without feeling conscious of a camera being there. After the church ceremony we stopped off and my nan and grandads as they were unable to attend due to ill health, as soon as James and Emma learned this they said they would also follow and I'm so grateful as we have beautiful pics of us with my nan & grandad. Both of them were so professional and courteous throughout the whole day and we were so pleased. We've received our photos back and WOW they are more beautiful than we could have imagined, we enjoying looking at them over and over. They've captured so many special moments and we can never thank them enough and will always Highly recommend
K
Katherine Sent on 16/05/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful day with a great photographer

James was the photographer at our wedding in May 2024. From the beginning of the day and throughout he was relaxed and helpful, and even when the inevitable wedding day dramas happened, he provided a calming presence. A lot of the time I didn't particularly know where he was, he seemed to blend seamlessly in with our guests, which resulted in some amazing pictures. It felt like there was so much I missed on the day, and having the photos to look back on has been wonderful. We are not a couple that enjoys too many posed pictures, but James made it easy and enjoyable, and got a great balance between the posed pictures and the candid shots. The turn around for the final images was impressively quick. I would definitely recommend James to anyone needing a photographer. Thank you again James, we're so pleased we could have you there with us!
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Donatella Sent on 13/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

The best wedding photographer!

James, we can’t begin to thank you enough for capturing our wedding day. From the minute I came across James’s website I knew he was going to be the perfect photographer for us. During our wedding James went above and beyond what we could have ever expected and hoped for. James was so professional, kind, patient when we were running behind schedule and helped coordinate all our pictures. James even brought us sparklers and a bottle of bubbly for us to use in our photos. After less than a week our photos were ready and they are absolutely beautiful. We couldn’t have asked for anything better. The drone shots captured, the candid moments, absolutely phenomenal. I would highly recommend James. Thank you so much for everything
C
Chelsey S. Sent on 09/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Mr and mrs Creese

Amazing from the minute we booked!
Amazing prices and omg the footage we have received is just utter beautiful!!
James is so lovely and I honestly wouldn’t of chose anyone else, just so good at what he does!
From the moment James turned up on the day he made me feel so comfortable and honestly I didn’t even realise he was their!
Thankyou again James and i will continue to recommend you!!
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Aimee B. Sent on 06/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Best wedding photographer!

I would recommend James to anyone and everyone. He was so relaxed and was immediately chatty with myself and my bridal party, which put us all at ease. I have never felt so comfortable around someone that I have never met before. Our photos are more than we could have dreamed of; he captured so many of the most special moments, but also of small things that we didn’t even realise had happened. I will be recommending him to everyone!!
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Laura A. Sent on 03/01/2024
4.6 out of 5 rating

Captured the moments

James,

A huge thank you for being a big part of our day. We loved how you made everyone feel comfortable. It was commented on how happy you were taking pictures and the shots you captured are a true reflection of our day. We couldn't be more happier with what we received and would love to use you again.

Thank you
The Leighs
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Sarah B. Sent on 15/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Photos of our dreams!

Thank you so much for making our fairytale wedding come true and for capturing it on camera! The photos were touching, beautiful and full of candid moments that we otherwise would have missed. Thank you James!
M
Melissa F. Sent on 28/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect wedding day!

James was absolutely amazing on our wedding day! He made the day soo easy and knew exactly what he was doing all day. My husband was nervous all morning and James helped him keep him at ease and was just an absolute star.

Half the time we didn’t even realise he was there! Everything just felt so effortless as he took photos all day. He collected us a few times to get the perfect shots when the lighting was right, but otherwise just blended into the background and captured the natural moments of the day.

We cannot recommend James enough and are so excited to see our pictures!

Thanks again!

Mr and Mrs Hewitt x
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24 Cottesmore Way NN8 3LD Wellingborough (Northamptonshire)

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